Micrograms are a unit of measure more conducive to LSD smuggling.
Sounds good to me. In that case, I'll be waiting at Terrapin Station.
Actually, Canonical is trying to court some hardware makers to get Ubuntu/Unity included on their devices. I don't know how far that'll go, but they are trying, so obviously they think that with this dumbed-down new UI, they might achieve sales of HW that includes their SW, which would earn them revenue.
...People who want dumbed-down UIs don't download OSes from the internet and install them themselves.
You're right and you're right. But even more generally,
OSs downloaded from the internet are never going to be mainstream. I'm running OSX, iOS, OpenSolaris, FreeBSD, Android, Ubuntu, and Windows 7 somewhere or another on my personal/family machines, but I'm not even going to pretend that "The 99%" are going to ever go out of their way to install an OS. Most actively reject all but the most forced or hidden automatic updating. Computing devices are disposable, so if Canonical wants market share, they absolutely need to court hardware vendors who obviously can't put [i]OS[X] on it and don't want to pay for Windows 8. They're really competing with Android, and their choices reflect this.
Leap seconds, in contrast, are completely pointless. They exist because the SI day is slightly shorter than the solar day, by a tiny fraction of a second. This means that, after a few years, the sun will not quite be at its apex precisely at midday. How much is the variation? We've had 24 leap seconds since they were introduced in 1972, but a lot of these were to slowly correct the already-wrong time. In the last decade, we've had two. At that rate, it will take 300 years for the sun to be a minute off. It will take 18,000 years for it to be an hour off. These numbers are slightly wrong. The solar day becomes a bit under 2ms longer every hundred years, so we'd need leap seconds more often later.
Well in that case it's probably easier for Oracle to just buy the Sun.
having the most wealthy pay their fair share
I'm sorry, but since when is more a fair share?
Since "fair" was the word used and not "equal"
(A) SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES.—Section 1819(d)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395i–3(d)(1)) is amended to read as follows:
With ample use of strikeouts of course. A lot of the nonsense above is because all of these parts are dependent on other regulation, and you don't have handy href= tags or database lookups to make them human readable. The wiki implementation mentioned by a commenter above would be useful for this reason as well.
You may call me by my name, Wirth, or by my value, Worth. - Nicklaus Wirth